I am a very tech-savvy person, but ever since eReaders have come out, you’d never convince me to try one. My mom has one and raves about it, but I love the feel (and especially the smell), of a new book in my hands. I love turning the top of the book towards me to see how much progress I’ve made and how much more of the story I have left. However, I was privileged enough to receive a Kobo Glo HD to blog about and was challenged to read on it for 7 days…and I am truly, 100% hooked.
Give me all the digital books! Well, almost, all the digital books. I will be honest with you and I will still purchase cookbooks and photography books in print, because I want big, bright colourful pictures to read and digital items in a busy, messy kitchen give me a bit of anxiety! I have donated several books from my collections over the years to the library and our book exchange at work. I only have limited space for paper books in our house and I’ve kept the ones that I know I will read again some day, or the ones I know our kids will enjoy when they like to read too. I like the idea of paying the same amount, or even less money for a book and not having it take up so much space in our home.
Here’s what I’m really enjoying about my Kobo Glo HD:
- Traveling capabilities — Very light, thin and portable for travel, don’t have to haul multiple heavy books for vacation reading
- Storage capacity — Up to 3000 books in a Kobo with a boasted battery life of up to 2 months
- Stay connected — With Wi-Fi you are connected to more than 4 million titles in the Kobo eBookstore & you can read on you other devices with The Kobo App
- Night reading — The 6″ HD touchscreen has adjustable brightness and an anti-glare screen. You can easily change the font, sizes and margins and it is much more comfortable holding a lightweight device than a cumbersome book at night in bed!
I am a bookworm again. I really am. I stayed up until 1AM the other night reading Room because I couldn’t put it down! It didn’t disturb my sleeping husband with the light glow from the screen and it didn’t hurt my eyes either. It was hard to read the book at first knowing it was inspired by a true story of a little boy (the same age as Braden) and his mom being held in captivity, but I still highly recommend it.
I took my 7 day challenge seriously and I read every single night and I loved it. Reading is so much more stimulating than TV and I look forward to reading the next two books in my library Still Alice and The Girl on the Train and it is extremely easy to purchase more books that download instantly when I’m done.
You can buy a Kobo Glo HD of your own and/or check out these books and get a discount by using code “nurselovesfarmer“. These apply on selected Kobo books until June 30, 2015. I have a few people in mind that might be getting a Kobo as a present from me in the future!
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